My Thanksgiving post is a little late…
We hosted Thanksgiving at our house this year, and we have been hosting for the past couple of years. I am thinking that we might change things up next year, because we want to be in our own home for Christmas, which means we would be willing to travel for Thanksgiving.
This year we had a house full of family, my mom, dad, step dad, Greg’s parents and brothers. My brother came to visit earlier in the month, so he was not there, but we surely missed him on Thanksgiving. We have our “dinner” early, around 1pm. Greg has recently started taking over the Turkey Duty, and each year he gets better and better. I think Rachel Ray would have been proud of his turkey this year, it was a perfect golden brown color, juicy and tasted amazing! We were lucky to find a 19 pound turkey this year because a few weeks before the news announced a turkey shortage on larger turkeys. The shortage was for fresh, and even though we buy frozen, so was everyone else, so it was slim pickens when I went to pick one out.
I love everything about Thanksgiving dinner (with the exception of the way the turkey smelled roasting in the oven all morning, but I blame that on pregnancy), the family, the food, the décor, the fine china (that we bust out 2xs a year), and the desserts!
After dinner we relaxed, the boys watched football, my mom entertained V, Greg’s mom made bows for our stairway garland, and I scanned the Black Friday ads for the 10th time. Greg & I headed out for some scaled down Black Friday shopping later that night. We did not go when the stores opened, so there was minimal crowds and we didn’t waste anytime standing in line. We were able to get 80% of our shopping done that night.
I had to include this one….too funny!
It was a nice day spent with family and I am looking forward to doing it again for Christmas. We hosting again because WHO KNOWS what this baby has planned…we are staying close to home from here on out. Some days I think that baby will be with us to share in the Christmas spirit, while other days I feel like I could go past my due date, either way, we are excited to meet this little bundle of joy!